Slow-Cooker Black Bean Ragout Review


Recipe 46 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: I’m very happy to say this is a very low point indulgence and it’s based on your bread choice (and whether or not you count avocado and olive oil…which I don’t do when consuming in small quantities since they are healthy fats. When…

Corn Risotto Stuffed Poblanos Review


Recipe 45 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman WW Note: You’ll be able to get one pepper for about 5 points when you get 11 portions out of this vs 8. I had left over risotto so I’m guessing you can get 11 portions out of this no problem. These portions are generous…

Heart Stuffed Shells with Lemon Ricotta Bechamel Review


Recipe 42 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I’m glad to share with you the next recipe in Deb’s Vegetarian Main Dish chapter….because who doesn’t love a stuffed shell pasta! There were lots of ingredients for this recipe but it is a pretty straightforward, non technical dish that is pretty impressive in taste…

Gnocchi in Tomato Broth Review


Recipe 39 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman I am very proud of this little dish! I was really nervous making gnocchi because it seems hard but Deb does a very kind job of encouraging her readers to understand it has been made out to be a tad more complicated then they may…

Broccoli Rabe Panini with Mozzarella Review


Recipe 33 from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman Another yummy sandwich to check off my list before this chapter shifts to tarts. I really enjoyed making this guy even though I made a mistake that made me laugh. My mistake…yeah that’s definitely not broccoli rabe. That’s broccolini. Why I thought they were the…

It all started with a chicken…


I am super proud of this guy…by far one of my more successful first attempts at a first time recipe. Which means if I can do it…get excited….you can too. I’ve been wanting to make a home made chicken pot pie since December. One of my room mates Emily made one for our house Christmas…

Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes….MY WAY!


What to make when you’ve lost your wisdom teeth and cringe at the thought of eating something crunchy…..I’m not sure if you’ve had the same dilema but that’s what has been on my brain recently since getting my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday. I was lucky and didn’t have any swelling or major jaw pain…

Italian Sausage and Squash Soup


“Silky, chunky, sweet, and spicy – this autumnal soup with an Italian accent is full of texture and flavor contrasts, yet is surprisingly simple to make. It’s a spectacular tribute to the season’s abundance of golden butternut squash.”¬† Definitely¬†their words…not mine! But it draws you in to the recipe doesn’t it?! My mom made this…